The Philippines is still reeling from the devastation delivered by Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana) leaving, by last reports, 227 dead and thousands homeless. The entire Metro Manila and surrounding provinces in Northern Luzon have been affected, particularly the low lying areas of Marikina and Rizal. Many have been relocated to evacuation centers, leaving their home and property, and to many their loved ones, behind. Relief efforts have been in full swing since Saturday, and your donations have been put to good use in providing much needed food, water and medical and toiletry supplies. Some funds were used for the clean up and rebuilding of certain communities.
However, we ask our dear readers for more help from local and international communities. A Supertyphoon is expected to make landfall by Saturday morning, in other words, in less than 24 hours. This weather disturbance is of a much greater strength than the previous storm, and is expected to create more damage as it reaches Philippine shores. It is expected that more families and homes will be destroyed. I ask you for your assistance in helping alleviate the potential destruction that would ensue. We would be needing more assistance as current resources are lacking.
When you are ready to make a donation, no matter how small, please proceed to this blogsite www.personalchefmanila.blogspot.com and click the Paypal link provided for Typhoon Donation. Proceeds will go to the Maria Liguori church in Magallanes for distribution and purchases of much needed relief goods.
I will thank you in advance for participation in this endeavor, as you will have touched the lives who are affected by these devastating weather disturbances. We are bracing for the worst, and we are praying that we will come out of it unscathed.